Donald Trump scored an impressive Electoral College victory Nov.8 after a campaign that revealed deep divisions – by race, gender and education – that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections, according to an analysis of national exit poll data.
Due largely to the dramatic movement among whites with no college degree, the gap between college and non-college whites is wider in 2016 than in any past election dating to 1980.
Clinton received a lower share of the vote among young voters (ages 18-29) than Obama received in 2012 or 2008.
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Trump won white voters by a margin almost identical to that of Mitt Romney, who lost the popular vote to Barack Obama in 2012.
(Trump appears likely to lose the popular vote, which would make him only the fifth elected president to do so and still win office.) White non-Hispanic voters preferred Trump over Clinton by 21 percentage points (58% to 37%), according to the exit poll conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool.
This is about the same as the Democratic advantage among women in 2012 (55% Obama vs. The advantage for Trump among men is larger than the 7-point advantage Romney had in 2012 and much different than in 2008, when men preferred Obama over Mc Cain by a single point.
Trump’s performance among men is similar to that of George W.
Young adults preferred Clinton over Trump by a wide 55%-37% margin; by comparison, Obama had a 60%-36% advantage over Romney in 2012 and a 66%-32% advantage over Mc Cain in 2008.
Older voters (ages 65 and older) preferred Trump over Clinton 53%-45%. If data are subsequently re-weighted by the National Election Pool (NEP), the consortium of news organizations that conducts the exit polls, the numbers reported here may differ slightly from figures accessible through the websites of NEP member organizations.
Trump’s margin among whites without a college degree is the largest among any candidate in exit polls since 1980.